Posts tagged "suicide"

I hate that Robin Williams and I have something in common

Tonight I sit here in stunned sadness at the news of the passing of Robin Williams.  The news of his death took my breath away, but when I read that his death was the result of an apparent suicide – I couldn’t help but cry. I grew up watching Robin Williams.  When I was only... Read more »

Tough Love – a letter to my younger self

Dear Mark, Pardon me, but I think you need some tough love and I need to be blunt and extremely honest.  Life at 18 may seem tough, but you haven’t seen anything yet.  Your life is going to be a roller coaster of emotions and experiences.  Some good, some great and some are going to... Read more »

A Voice from Inside Depression

A Voice from Inside Depression
It’s not being in a ‘funk’.  It’s not just being ‘moody’.  It’s depression and it is real!   According to the Centers for Disease Control – One out 10 Americans report suffering from some degree of depression.  I am one of them. I have dealt with depression, in some degree or another, on and off for... Read more »

Finding Blessings Through Homelessness

I didn’t grow up in a wealthy home, but we always had food on the table, clothes on our backs and roof over our head.  My Mom and Dad did a great job of giving my brother and I everything that we needed and more.  Some of our vacations were nothing glamorous but we were... Read more »
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